From lighting to total home automation, Sea Pointe Construction’s team of industry experts break down your options for smart home technology.
Heating and Lighting Smart Home Technolgy
Smart home technology can be intimidating but products like Nest thermostats and Phillipos Hue systems are reasonably priced, easy to set up and even easier to control. These products are allowing for customized lighting and climate settings for particular times of day, vacation modes and energy efficiencies that bring simplicity to your home. Moreover, various products offered by Abode Smart Systems incorporate geo-sensing technology, which lets the home automation system know if the homeowner is in the house or away. If the homeowner leaves and goes outside the “fenced” area, automatic adjustments are made to lighting, temperature and door locks.
Advancement in plumbing fixtures has enabled companies like Kohler to introduce the Moxie which integrates a Bluetooth speaker into the showerhead. Delta Faucets showcased its H2Okinetic showerhead at this year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show featuring LED lights that automatically turn on when water is running and turn off when water flow stops. Kohler also showcased its mood settings, allowing homeowners to ask Alexa to create their “nighttime routine” triggering the bath to fill to the right height, the right temperature and the lights in the bathroom to dim.
Long known brand name, Jenn-Air, is making their presence known with the Control Wall Oven series. Utilizing Alexa’s technology, you can say “Alexa, set upper oven temperature to 350 degrees.” You can even download the Jenn-Air app and control your ovens from anywhere allowing you to turn the oven on while at the grocery store picking up groceries for tonight’s main course.
At the industry’s largest trade show, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), has been the voice of the kitchen and bath industry for over 50 years! An interactive look at the freshest designs, products, and technology from over 600 leading brands, KBIS sets the tone for what’s hot and what’s not.
Gold is back and better than ever. Manufacturers have reinvented the traditional gold-toned hardware we knew and loved. They are now offering gold patinas, rose golds, black golds, and bright golds. Paired perfectly with warm toned cabinetry and natural stone countertops, the “Brillance Luxe Gold” finish by Brizo stand out in particular. Also making a splash at the KBIS 2019 were copper bathtubs and sinks. A true showstopper, consider incorporating copper products into your kitchen or bathroom space.
Today’s outdoor kitchens are extensions of a home’s indoor living space. They are all about personalization and lifestyle. Companies like NatureKast have revolutionized the outdoor kitchen industry by offering the first 100% weatherproof cabinetry. Using a technologically advanced hi-density resin system that perfectly replicates the natural color and texture of real wood. NatureKast highlighted its wide range of door styles and finishes at this year’s KBIS event. Cohesively designed indoor-outdoor living spaces are a must in sunny Southern California!
Next Level Neolith
After years of rigorous research and development, Neolith is back in a big way! The scratch, water, and temperature resistant material is easy to clean no matter the applications. They are continuously expanding to a wide range of colors and textures available. The newest Neolith designs caught our eye at KBIS 2019. A direct response to today’s hyperrealistic surface trends seen in high-end residential design. “Mar Del Plato” and “Mont Blanc” blend a neutral color palette with a hint of drama.
The “white kitchen” is undoubtedly a classic aesthetic. However, when your kitchen design calls for a pop of color, custom color appliances are sure to set your space apart from the rest! Manufacturers like BlueStar and True offer retro-inspired and modern ranges, refrigerators, and dishwashers in a painter’s palette of colors and textures. For something subtle, custom colored or polished metal knobs and trim adds a unique touch. Whether you’re going fully custom or you’re selecting from curated color collections, vibrant appliances are a great way to break up the monotone kitchens we’re all too familiar with.
Answering the call of animal lovers everywhere, AmeriSink is putting a pet-friendly twist on utility sinks. Outfitted with retractable ramps, the handcrafted, stainless steel dog bath stations are easy to clean and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
When it comes to remodeling, kitchens, master bathrooms, and family rooms get all the attention! There’s no denying the functional and visual impact of a kitchen or master bathroom remodel. However, should either one come at the expense of a perfect powder bathroom? The Sea Pointe Construction team believes that spaces, both big and small, deserve the same attention to detail. Straight from our industry experts, here is how to add that wow-factor to your overlooked and under-designed small spaces.
Guest Bathroom Remodeling
Unlike a master bathroom, most guest bathroom remodels call for minimal cabinetry, fewer tiles, and less surface material. In other words, stylish guest bathroom remodels are much more manageable than you may think! The Sea Pointe Construction design team starts with statement cabinetry for an eye-catching, vibrant vanity. Such a commanding design element builds character without the need for expensive, luxury tile. In place of a shower curtain or a half-glass half-tile pony wall, frameless shower doors create the illusion of space. This imparts a huge impact on the charm of a small guest bathroom. As a finishing touch, beautiful plumbing fixtures add a sense of professional design.
Laundry Room Design
Traditionally tucked away in a drab, unfrequented area of the home, laundry rooms are in serious need of design attention. Luckily for homeowners, laundry room updates don’t typically make a huge impact on the budget. Incorporating custom cabinetry for specific storage needs keeps miscellaneous laundry items off surfaces and adds organization. A countertop, however small, makes for a great folding or sorting station. Rounding out the room with a specialty design feature such as a sliding barn door or a phenomenal backsplash adds extra style.
“No one enjoys doing laundry, but there is no reason why that works space can’t be a beautiful one!” Natalie Carr, Design Consultant
Powder Bathroom Remodel
A daring tile selection brings life into even the smallest of powder bathrooms, creating a unique space that truly stands out. It is the perfect place for that fancy or whimsical tile you’ve had your eye on! Helping make sense of the endless tile options is Sea Pointe Construction design consultant, Aaron Golden. “Flipping through thousands of tiles drains every drop of excitement from the design process. I prefer to preselect a series of tiles based on color tones, textures, patterns and finishes, from which my clients can mix and match their favorites.”